Karen A. Romanko




You know me. I
am an old one. I
won't use your soul long.

Watch now. The clans
have gathered. The priests
pray for blessed rain

that we may keep our
red, rock houses in this
dry, sandstone land.

Feel me. I
paint their pictures. My
people live beyond me

on the cave wall,
in your spirit. I
will live beyond me.




Author Bio

Karen A. Romanko is the editor and publisher of Raven Electrick, a lively (she hopes) sf/f/h and mystery web-zine ( Her poems and stories have appeared in Fables, Rogue Worlds, Vacancy, The Writer's Hood, and Raven. In her "past life" as a full-time librarian, her part-time writing credits included articles and short stories in Publishers Weekly, American Libraries, and the Science Fiction Law Journal, among others.

When not hunched at her computer, Karen enjoys the sun of Southern California with biologist hubby Bob Desharnais.


Read other poems by Karen
Dragon's Breath




"Anasazi" Copyright © 2002 Karen A. Romanko. All rights reserved.
Published by permission of the author.


This page last updated 04-24-02.

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